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FL error on my Whirlpool washer

I was washing some rugs this morning and during the wash cycle I got this error - There is about 2 inches of water in the washer and I dont know how to fix this issue or to clear the error or how to drain it.

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  • sjradike May 11, 2010

    Do these rugs have tassels or string-type things that can unravel and separate? If so, then the strings get caught in the separately-driven water pump and you need to either replace it or clean it out. This happened to me RIGHT after we bought the washer and Lowes traded it for a new one. We have NEVER washed rugs or mopheads since then and the the water pump has been fine.

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The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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